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Hardball Tactics: Immigrants and Deportation Efforts

hardball tactics: Advocates argue ICE has also sometimes used criminal allegations against immigrants in their deportation efforts without letting them answer the charges, according to Vancouver Courier. This is now becoming a kind of full-fledged war between the federal government and states and localities, said Muzaffar Chishti, director of the Migration Policy Institute's office at New York University School of Law. Advocates for immigrants say the hardball tactics of Immigration and Customs Enforcement are blocking due process rights, creating chaos and forcing runarounds in court systems to get immigrants who are accused of crimes in front of judges.article continues below Trending Stories Marpole modular housing opponents want to be heard by Supreme Court of Canada Former CFL player arrested for assault in New Westminster Squamish hereditary chief Ian Campbell considering a run for mayor with Vision Vancouver New Westminster resident facing child porn charges Under Republican President Donald Trump, the agency is specifically targeting suspects not yet found guilty, a departure from the Obama administration, which focused primarily on those convicted, attorneys say. While it's unclear how many defendants are not being turned over to appear in court, cases are popping up around the country, largely in so-called sanctuary cities and states where local authorities don't co-operate with the federal government on immigration enforcement.ICE doesn't track how many detainees have pending criminal charges or how often they're denied release to state custody for court proceedings, an agency spokeswoman said. And federal authorities say they won't do that if they're unsure whether local officials will return the person to federal custody when the proceeding is over.ICE works with prosecutors to transfer detainees to criminal custody so they can resolve their cases, but won't hand a defendant over unless local authorities guarantee the person won't be released, Acting Director Thomas Homan told The Associated Press in an interview last month. In one case, a man accused of raping a child was deported essentially set free in his home country instead of facing trial.ICE is not required to comply with judges' orders that a detainee appear in state court. ( As reported in the news.